I found this cute old piano bench at a second hand shop a couple of months ago.
I knew I wanted to recover it, but I wasn’t sure about the type of fabric I wanted to use. After pondering it awhile I suddenly remembered this woven leather rug that I picked up at Ross a long while ago. I bought it because I really liked it and it was only about $7. I didn’t have a space for it and it was actually sitting in my car ready to go back to the store. I’m so glad I was too lazy to take that thing back because it was the perfect size for my little bench.
I detached the seat from the base and while Mike reinforced the base to make sure it was sturdy, I worked on reupholstering the seat.
I just pulled the leather rug really tight around the seat and stapled it into place. It was a little hard to work with because the leather was much thicker than fabric. I had to use longer staples too to make sure that they went through the leather and into the wood. I did two lines of staples and staggered them for extra coverage too.
I cut off all of the excess from the corners and stapled them as tight as I could.
After I sunk approximately one million staples into this (hey, I did not want this coming apart), we flipped it over and reattached it to the sturdier base.
I love easy little projects like this one. They are so satisfying because you can finish them in a day. I feel like I’ve recovered a lot of things lately. It’s such a simple way to make something feel new again, don’t you think?